Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen


On Columbus Day I took the Hardy Boat’s round trip out of New Harbor, across Muscungous Bay, and to Monhegan. Jonathan and I had a beautiful time exploring the rocky shore between Blackhead and Whitehead. It was a glorious and warm fall day — perfect, really. Countless contrails crisscrossed blue bird skies before diving into the Atlantic horizon. We did some scrambling, reading, picnic-ing, cribbage playing, and sun basking. Back on the Hardy Boat for the mainland return, the last of the season, we watched a Monhegan tradition take place. An island resident was moving to the mainland; as a goodbye gesture he dove from a high piling into the frigid low tide waters as his community cheered and clapped and wished him well. I was grateful for such a glimpse of island life.


Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on dailypaintworks.com, a fantastic platform designed by artists, for artists. View the auction for the top painting here, the auction for the bottom painting here, or simply click on either image.

Tuesday 207 paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Visit the growing gallery of Tuesday 207 paintings here.

Jessica is the editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.